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Mar 29, 2011 6:00pm EDT
were taken away. >>> tonight, michelle reid goes on national television to blast the u.s.a. today report that questions whether some of the gains on dc student test scores are real. the report based on statistics says so many of the students wrong answers had been erased and changed to right ones, there's almost no way those changes could have been legitimate. bruce johnson has been on this story from the beginning. he has new information that has just come in. >> it's good for the parents out there. lesli, a short time ago, acting chancellor made public the security reviews done by an outside independent company for the standardized test. henderson reiterated in a statement tonight that the review by the consulting services of philadelphia found no evidence of cheat at any of the schools flagged for testing irregularities. former chancellor, michelle reid is out of town tonight in indiana, we're told, before leaving she taped an appearance for pbs, in which she criticized the u.s.a. today article and defends student test scores under her watch. >> i mean, if you look at the sto
CBS
Mar 2, 2011 6:00pm EST
. >> bruce, thank you for your reporting. >>> a u.s. park police officer is being treated for serious injuries following an accident on the southeast-southwest. there were other vehicles involved in the accident. another person was also treated for injuries. no word yet on charges. the dc police department is still investigating. >>> the family of a missing young pregnant woman is pleading for her safe return. 21-year-old bethany decker is a senior at george mason university. she is also five months pregnant and the mother of a toddler. her mother says the last time anyone saw her was january 29th. they didn't realize anything was wrong until february 19th when bethany's grandparents stopped by her apartment in ashburn and found her car still there. they filed a missing person's report. >> after it had been a little while where she hadn't contacted us and then we were asking -- we started asking friends, have you heard from her? have you seen her? and then friends started contacting us too saying we haven't heard from her or we haven't seen her. >> kimberlyly nelson is bethany's mothe
CBS
Mar 28, 2011 6:00pm EDT
campus rose from 10% to 58% in just two years. however, our partners at u.s.a. today found that most classrooms in the school had a high rate of erasers. wrong answers were consistently changed to right ones. in one classroom, there were so many wrong to right changes, a stay statustition said you have a better shot at winning the lottery. >> these tests are the only way to measure the reform. that's how much is at stake here. former dc school chancellor, michelle reid isn't returning our phone calls or e-mails and calls for now. her deputy and now acting chancellor did sit down for an interview late today and she says the students earned those improved test scores. >> we'll continue to be as individual lent as possible. >> acting dc school chancellor, kentucky yay kia said there was no cheating. >> they issued us a report on the eight schools that they looked at and said there were no evidence of testing impropriety. and that is what the report has said. >> there needs to be a full investigation. >> washington teachers union is sure there was cheating on the testing and he say
CBS
Mar 3, 2011 6:00pm EST
passedded many in the u.s. government believed that he died but today secretary of state hillary clinton issued a statement that reads in part, "we have received recent indications that bob is being held somewhere in southwest asia." his home is in coral springs, florida, retired from the fbi and became a private investigator. >>> former osborne high school teacher pleading guilty to seven counts of child pornography and will spend 25 years behind bars. his abuse of boys began 30 years ago, the first victim only 11 years old. it continued around the globe with boys he befriended and manipulated. >> he would then move to the next stage where he would feed them liquor, tequila, beer, get them drunk, they would pass out. he would strip them. photograph them. fondle them. and commit other sex acts on them. >> he was finally caught last year when an osborne high school student stumbled across sexually explicit conversations between ricks and a male friend of the student. >>> tonight, new questions about whether a gay marriage bill has enough votes to pass through a key committee in maryland'
CBS
Mar 22, 2011 6:00pm EDT
. the u.s. was dealt its first blow in the military operation. all that is left of the f16 is a burned out shell. here are the first pictures of the crash scene. the two pilots who crashed in northeast libya, the good news is, they're safe. an equipment malfunction caused their fighter jet to go down during the operation. today the coalition launched another 24 cruise missiles at the air defenses. virtually neutralizing his air attack and extending the no fly zone. but although libya's air power may be crippled, gadhafi has the upper hand on the ground and more and more civilians are dying. the u.s. says it is gadhafi's men who have blood on their hands. >> the coalition is going to great lengths to avoid civilian casualties and most of the targets are air defense targets isolated from popular areas. >> u.s. is eager to hand over command. we don't know if britain, france, or nato will take over the lead. the new york times says libyan soldiers abused its team of journalists and threatened to kill them during the six days they were held captive. >>> back here, people in montgomery county a
CBS
Mar 31, 2011 6:00pm EDT
robert gates and joint's chairman assured congress that the u.s. is now playing a supporting role in the mission. >> if there is going to be that kind of assistance to the opposition there are plenty of resources rather than the united states. >> right now they are fighting over a key port city that plays a big role in libyan oil industry. >>> the united nation's nuclear watch dog is urging japan to evacuate more people. once again around the crippled fukushima power plant. radiation from japan's nuclear plant has been detected in milk as far away as our west coast. >> reporter: the baby was born neared the fukushima nuclear plant. she is being checked with for radiation contamination. as the situation gets worse her mother says i get more scared. in japan concern is rising as higher levels of radiation are detected. seawater around the plant now has more than 4300 times the legal limit. water pooling underneath the plant has $10,000 times too much radiation. it has even made its way into soil 25 miles away. and beef 40 miles away from the crippled nuclear reactor complex. that's
CBS
Mar 21, 2011 6:00pm EDT
. >> we believed very, very strongly in the u.s. justice system. and we are going to let the justice system prevail. >> reporter: brittany norwood stood impassively in white jail jump suit listening as the prosecutor detailed the horrific crime. her lawyer asked the judge to set some kind of bale and -- can be bail and the judge refused. i asked the state's attorney if there was any kind of question about her competence to stand trial, and he said nothing that he knows of at this point. anita. >> truly hard to comprehend the details. bruce lesh-an thank you. >>> moving onto libya. u.s. and coalition jets fired another dozen cruise missiles outside libya. the mill tarry stated mission is to keep -- military stated mission is to keep qaddafi from killing civilians. nato doesn't play a role in the attack. the coalition strikes strengthen the rebel cause but qaddafi says prepare for a long war. >> we are achieving our military objectives consistent with the mission. >> after street bat wl qaddafi force overnight, rebels kept control of the city. many are moving westward vowing not to sto
CBS
Mar 4, 2011 6:00pm EST
. >>> federal officers in conneticut believe they have captured the so-called east coast rapist. u.s. marshals have not released the suspect's name but they say he was detained around 3:00 p.m. this afternoon. investigators recently started posting sketches of the suspect on electronic billboards. the east coast rapist is believed to be responsible for rapes and other attacks on 17 women since 1997. he struck in maryland, virginia, rhode island and conneticut. >>> now to a dramatic rescue caught on tape today at rockville's metro station. that is where rescuers literally lifted a rail car to free a man who had been struck by a train and was trapped underneath. scott broom has been following up on this incident since it all started at about 12:30 p.m. this afternoon and he is live at the metro station in rockville with more. >> reporter: this is an incident that involved a man who was apparently bent on suicide and a big group of rescuers who were not going to let it happen. sky 9 flew over the scene just moments after the drama began. rescuers managed to lift the 80,000-pound rail car in a mat
CBS
Mar 1, 2011 6:00pm EST
to the mediterranean along with 400 marines. the u.s. and nato allies are discussing possible military options to prevent libya's leader, moammar gadhafi from preventing his own people from protesting. >> we are looking at a lot of options and contingencies. no decisions have been made. >> look around the corner and plan for everything and i note that other allies and nato are doing the same thing. that is right. >> the united nations says more than 140,000 refugees are trying to get out of libya. aid workers fear this will become a humanitarian crisis. >>> it does look like the count down to a shutdown has stalled a bit. the white house passed legislation to cut the federal budget and keep the government running for two weeks. the vote comes shortly after democrats in the senate said they would go along with this stop gap measure. this will buy lawmakers more time to figure out a long-term solution. >>> if the government does in fact shut down, a new poll by the washington post and pue research center said they would fault president obama and the republicans in congress. 35% said they put
CBS
Mar 23, 2011 6:00pm EDT
is getting more and more intense. u.s. commanders say air strikes have forced moammar gadhafi's forces to withdraw from rebel strongholds they had been pounding. in one town where forces had kept civilians boxed in for days rebels have new found confidence. >> this is a matter of time. time only. after maybe one day. >> the libyan leader tried to rally his supporters last night in tripoli calling coalition leaders fatious and urged muslims around the world tatake up arms. >>> officials say radiation in the tap water is twice the level that is recommended safe in tokyo for babies. the japanese government is urging people not to hoard the bottled water because thousands in the devastated region have no water to drink. meanwhile, radiation leaked from a damaged nuclear plant has also seeped into raw milk, sea water and now 11 kind of vegetables in japan. >>> new tonight here at home. acting dc school chancellor has put the principal on leave. he allegedly tampered with students' records. he allegedly rewarded some seniors credits for classes they never took. >>> vince gray has a lot of wo
CBS
Mar 24, 2011 6:00pm EDT
spoke with this woman, who is a former inspector general with the u.s. department of transportation. she says that this kind of thing is more common than you would think. >> well, i say it happens more than what people think. when i was the inspector general, we have a number of incidents where the controller had fallen asleep. so i won't say it's a daily occurrence, but it does happen more than once a year. >> because of the incident, the transportation secretary has ordered a second controller be present at reagan for that midnight shift. why wasn't this the case before? again, with such a major airport in a major city. >> and there are many airports in the country that have just one person working because there are 468 passengers serving as airports. and between midnight and 4:00 to 5:00 in the morning, there is not a lot of traffic. but they are seeing a very different situation. you have several important airports and they also have to be on alert for any uncontrolled traffic. and traffic intercepting into the air space, that is not suppose to be there. and they have a national secu
CBS
Mar 25, 2011 6:00pm EDT
in an overflow shelter after the earthquake. the u.s. embassy got him a flight back home but he will be head being back in two weeks. >>> a power failure and shutdown of the nearest nuclear reactor a year ago. back at that time the event didn't get much attention but that nuclear crisis in japan fresh on everyone's mind, today plant managers and local emergency officials faced questions about the incident from our reporter scott broom. >> reporter: february 18th, 2010, was not a normal day at this nuclear plant. there was an electrical short near the unit 1 reactor. backup diesel generators kicked in. one didn't work. it shutdown. the result was a leak. water got into a critical area. >> we had a very small roof leak. >> reporter: today the unscheduled shutdown a year ago the company says that safety plans around the plant work and continue to. >> we fully understand what the causes of that are and are moving forward from that. we have invested over $1 million in the past year in roof repairs and we will invest another $26 million in the next three years. >> reporter: today the managers team
CBS
Mar 30, 2011 6:00pm EDT
. whether the president should have consulted and whether this is in our vital u.s. american interest to go forward. >> and whether or not to give weapons to the rebels is still an issue on the table. >>> now to the latest in japan. nuclear experts with the united nations say radiation levels are high even beyond the current evacuation zone which extends 12 miles from that crippled nuclear plant. company officials admit four of six reactors are damaged beyond repair and will have to be scrapped. at last check the official death toll from the earthquake and tsunami stood at just under or just over 11,000. >>> ahead, how a man smuggled pounds of heroin into dulles and some answers from child protective services about how three young girls trapped in an abusive home fell through the tracks. >>> i just got an e-mail. sleet now in north stafford. we will show you live doppler. you can access this on our website wusa9.com. little bit of heavy rain or sleet pushing through parts of northwest, bethesda, potomac and the spur. we will tell you when we will dry out. >>> and coming up after the break.
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